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Mra : Names

Mra is a Rakkhine pronunciation. The Burmese equivalent is Mya.

U Shwe Mra

  • Graduated with Honors in Economics
  • Became ICS
  • Served as Chief Secretary
  • Joined the United Nations
  • His sons made names in Track and Field as well as in their professions. They represented Rangoon University and Burma. Some competed in the 1st and 2nd SEAP Games and won medals.
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U Tun Mra

  • Eldest son of U Shwe Mra
  • Won a Gold medal in the 2nd SEAP Games as a member of the 4 x 100 m relay team
  • Full Green at RUBC

U Kyaw Mra

  • Second son of U Shwe Mra
  • Won Gold in the 2nd SEAP Games for the hurdles.
  • Became National Coach for Track and Field
  • Full Green at RUBC

U Soe Mra

  • Third son of U Shwe Mra
  • Won Gold in the 2nd SEAP Games for Pole Vault.

U Win Mra

  • Fourth son of U Shwe Mra.
  • Burma Champion in Pole Vault
    Retired following the doctor’s advice.
    His elder brother U Soe Mra took over as Pole Vault Champion.
  • Winner or Runner-up in the “Elvis Presley Contest”.
  • Taught English at RIT
  • Transferred to Foreign Office
  • Served as Myanmar Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Head of the Burma Human Rights Commission
  • [Per U Tint Lwin (Daniel, M69)] :
    U Tun Mra, U Kyaw Mra and U Soe Mra were my brother U Thein Lwin’s good friends. We are forever grateful to U Win Mra for teaching George, Henry and me how to play guitar. In late 1957s the Mra brothers came to visit our house. Our house had a reel to reel tape recorder and U Win Mra recorded a few Elvis and Buddy Holly songs. We were so thrilled and kept listening to his songs over and over again. After that we bugged our brothers to take us to Mras house where U Win Mra showed us the guitar chords and he even taught us how to tune the guitar.

Younger sons of U Shwe Mra

  • U Maung Maung Mra, Dr. Rai Mra, and Dr. Aung Mra continued the family’s dominance as Pole Vault Champions at the University and/or Burma level competitions.
  • U Maung Maung Mra also excelled in High Jump.

Other Mra’s who are not related to U Shwe Mra

  • Mra Tun (UCC) is a Software Consultant. He worked on the maintenance and migration of COBOL. He formed TAMPS Band (Tin Aung, Austin Xavier, Mra Tun, Pierpont Morgan, Sydney San Aung). After moving to Los Angeles, California, USA, he continued to play in bands and at BASES Annual Dinner (e.g. a Duet with Ricky Zaw).
  • Tun Mra Gyaw (RUBC Gold)
  • Mra Sabai Nyun (Swimming Champion)

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